An American military expert considers the paratroopers of Zhytomyr to be the best in the world



Translated by: Jeffrey Stephaniuk

The 95th independent airborne brigade, led by their commander, Mykhailo Zabrodskyi, conducted the longest raid in military history. This is the conclusion of American military expert, Phillip Karber, during an interview with TSN.

Editor’s note: Dr. Karber is a former strategy adviser to US Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger and professor at Georgetown University

“Mykhailo Zabrodskyi and his 95th brigade became a part of military history at the beginning of August. They broke through the separatists’ line of defence, completed a march all the way to Mariupol, and made their way back along the border, destroying several Russian artillery battalions along the way, collecting for themselves their weapons and equipment. These battalions were located on the Ukrainian side of the border. They passed Russian tanks all the way to Luhansk itself, and then they returned to Sloviansk. That’s what makes this raid the longest raid in the military history of the world of an armed formation,” explained Karber.

This operation was undertaken two weeks before the Russian advance. The military expert estimates that if the raid had occurred somewhat later, it would have had the effect of destroying the Russians further behind the lines. Then the outcome of the war could have been much different. None of this is their fault, however.
For Phillip Karber, the 95th brigade is the best brigade of its kind in the entire world. “In my opinion, they are the most successful Ukrainian brigade, even having served with the American servicemen in the near East,” he said.

As reported earlier, the members of the 95th brigade returned from the Donetsk airport without suffering any losses.

Translated by: Jeffrey Stephaniuk

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